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1. Surrealistic Sojourn / Speeding Through the Universe 2. Ancens-raptor 3. Psychedelic Sorceress 4. Island of Illusion 5. Mysterious Twin Moons 6. Nebulous Void 7. In Another Dimension a) Lost In an Ocean of Sound b) Land of the Flying Eels c) Neon Magician d) Electric Seaweed 8. Vision of Three Realms a) Hall of Destiny b) Belief of Things to Be c) The Shape of Things to Come 9. Aquamarine Terrace 10. Ethereal Oasis
Line-up: This is like a Starship Crew of One Man - a Solo Pilot named Indeed, who is the Commandor, Navigator, Flight Engineer, etc, etc in himself. On Earthly Dimension He is known as Brian Hirsch - all instruments (keyboards, guitars, bass synths, manual keyb-drumming, sound & production).
Another discovery in the (really endless) space of Progressive Rock - another one excellent Progressive Solo Pilot Indeed, Brian Hirsch... So, Mr. Indeed, welcome into this cosy little gathering of your special (and specific) colleagues: Elegant Simplicity/Steven McCabe (UK), Fonya/Chris Fournier, Jeremy/Morris (both - USA), SPG-ulliver/Slava Petchnikov (Estonia), Chance/Laurent Simonnet (France),... Most of lovers of Chance, Fonya and Jeremy, and also of Hawkwind (especially, of their late period) and even Eloy in their most productive 'spacey' progressive years - from 1976 (Dawn) to 1984 (Metromania) may find on "Inter..." many things for their pleasure. Particualrly, I would like to let them know that atmospheres of both these dimensions - "Metromania" and "Inter..." (there is the whole set of diverse spacey dimensions discovered by the Commander, though) - are really very Inter..., sorry, very similar to each other like some kindred spirits. But, if Chris/Fonya can easily amaze you with his airmanship first of all as Navigator - with a superb work of rhythm-section with pulsating/speedy/virtuostic bass solos, Jeremy - as a methodical Explorer - with his fluid guitar solos, constantly searching for new forms of musical life, then Brian will show you a lot of true Commandor's actions, as he is the Keeper of the Keys - his manual keyboard playing is as virtuostic as the work of Keith Emerson was in the 70's. Really, on the whole, sticking to the main rules of Spacey Progressivity, Indeed, however, is driving through'n'over the wide variety of Spacey Dimensions with the help of the Keys he has, though mainly, of course, thanks to his ability to use them and 'change gears' in time. The majority of pieces, to begin with the opening track and to conclude with Electric Seaweed suite (ie actually the whole album!), contain a lot of manual virtuostic keyboard solos at a high level of mastery - they add to a basic spacey landscape a lot of adventurous colours. Back to the late works by Hawkwind, I want to say that the latter were marked exactly by the lack of adventurous arrangements and solos. It's just a thought, but I've imagined if Hawkwind had had Brian Hirsch as a keyboardist during all the 90's, their music would be much more interesting, and they wouldn't have lost their cult status...
VM. August 11, 2000
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